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CIS- Descender Escapeway Modular Raise Lining System

A Modular Solution To Escapeway & Vent Raise Lining

Descender is a permanent, modular lining system for raises. Components are installed in compression, descending from top to bottom. Installation of the solid-steel Escapeway components can be completed in days, providing a safe and fully enclosed method of egress with the added security of stamped and engineered tie-off points, landings and handrails.

  • Safe installation
  • Small work area footprint
  • Easy to mobilize and set-up
  • Installations completed in days
  • Fully customizable to meet your requirements



Safe Egress/Air Supply

Escapeway and ventilation needs are always changing as we mine deeper at an accelerated rate. Sub-levels are further apart due to more accurate blasting, and mechanized methods of mining are creating massive excavations with reduced stope access points resulting in fewer ventilation options. There is an ever-growing demand for more efficient, more reliable and safer means of fulfilling egress and ventilation requirements. Descender is CIS’s innovative modular solution to rapidly constructing escapeways, and lining vent raises.


  • structural reinforcements may reduce ground support requirements
  • fully enclosed structure/clean, dry & debris free for safe travel
  • engineered and stamped/maintenance free
  • load certified and proven design
  • optional; separated ventilation compartment
  • components range from 45” to 14’ diameter
  • top to bottom installation/no overhead work
  • integrated & engineered tie-off points
  • material grade and thickness options
  • installations completed in days



CIS Descender - Ore Pass Modular Raise Lining Solutions

Descender Ore Pass is a permanent solution that provides wear resistant, structural reinforcement installed from the top to bottom of an ore pass.

  • Safe installation
  • Small work area footprint
  • Easy to mobilize and set-up
  • Installed in days or weeks (rather than months or years)
  • Fully customizable to meet your requirements



CIS - Descender Vent Raise Lining

Descender Vent provides a quick solution to your vent raise needs as well as optional ground support. The uniform shape and smooth surface of this system provide for suitable “K” factors, improving system efficiency.


CIS - Descender Escapeway/Vent

When required, Descender Escapeway system can be combined with the Descender Vent system to provide a multi-faceted lined raise solution.


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